This coming of age story set in a near-future Earth combines the
sweetness of Ray Bradbury with the emotional punch of forbidden love.
When an awkward adolecent girl named Cat with a mad scientist father agrees to be home schooled by the ultra-human android he's developed, a touching story of desire and innocence shattered ensues. As a young adult, Finn helps awaken her sexuality, but the forbidden nature of their love forces Cat to choose a human husband. When the husband proves to be abusive, Cat leaves him and recalls Finn from his exile on the moon.
Cassandra Rose Clarke is a speculative fiction writer and occasional teacher living amongst the beige stucco and overgrown pecan trees of Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the 2010 Clarion West Writers Workshop and holds a Masters degree in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons.